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two as they will reveal in springfield, virginia on thursday both parties, brian, as you know, need each other to get where they are going but at this point they were increasing signs that they are heading there in different directions. >> tom fitzgerald live in the newsroom. >>> rip, the recession, an academic session confirms the recession ended in june of last year. the national bureau of economic research says the recession began in december 2007, ended 18 months later. that's the longest recession the country has endured since world war ii. most economists agree the recovery is moving slowly. president obama weighed in on the subject today. he says while the recession is technically over, many people in the country of course still hurting. president spoke earlier today on cnbc. >> obviously for the millions of people who are still out of work, people who have seen their home values decline, people who are struggling to pay the bills day to day, it's still very real for them. >> the president fielded questions during the town hall style meeting. he reiterated that he inherited a
. at a training center for the customs and border protection agency in front royal, virginia, five dogs are running through a series of tests, no matter that it is 90 degrees outside. >> it's going to be hot and tired out there in the field. and we are looking for dogs that when it's hot and tired, they're still going. >> reporter: dhs has 2,000 dogs but just announced it needs 3,000 more. >> we are searching for terrorist, terrorist weapons, illegal immigrants entering the country, being smuggled in and contraban. the dogs can perform those screens and search for those faster than by hand. >> levi the dutch spep heard seems to do well at first. he is given the scent of an object, at this case a pipe and set loose to find it. but searcher and retrieve skills aren't enough. the dogs need courage. they can't spook easily. and they need a good work ethic. that may be levi's undoing. he is supposed to stop at nothing to get at the toy inside the cage but he's easily distracted. his fellow canines aren't doing much better. enzo is supposed to ignore a bowl of food and go for the toy but the
of the capitol but in a hardware store in northern virginia. it's by design emphasizing the issue, jobs and the economy. >> what do we know about what's going to be in their agenda? >> five major themes. the five major themes are going to be jobs, spending, health care, national security, and reform of congress itself. specifics on these things are not holding them close to the vest so far. but the economy is definitely going to be the top issue. there's no kquestion about that. and it's interesting that there's a not, we're told, from gop sources to tea party issues. no it just a promise to repeal the health care bill, but a legislation and scrutinize legislation to make sure it's constitutional. another nod to the dominance of the economy. we're told not to expect much by the way of social issues in this republican ape general da, abortion and gay rights and things like that. >> they're going to avoid that. why is it so important to the republicans right now to be unveiling this new agenda. >> republican strategists, we talked to them for months and months. they understood that the mi
, there will be defined benefits. you could look at north carolina and norfolk south, virginia and csx. there are many other states where we don't have progress. irnl one or both of you want to terry briefly and then get back to my main interest which is captive shipper rates >> they really get lost in all of this. one of the things troubling is the massive use of stock repurchases. i think one would have to look at a balance you say, well, people have a right to reward their share holders. they are encouraged in people to invest. along with that is the whole question of capital shipments. that's really why we are here. i would like to hear from you, a sense of your path to fairness of the captive. shippers come to see me all the time. they come from all over the koirpt country. i'm not a lawyer but i feel like one when i think of all the cases brought before the itc or stb and feeling short changed. they are always up against you can win or loose because you have a system. you sort of discuss the release in some of these papers i am reading but it is a case of timing. the classic technique is to stal
a less than glowing end. this week, ge is shutting this plant in winchester, virginia, its last u.s. factory producing plain old incandescent light bulbs. new energy standards will all but ban the bulbs over the next four years, forcing millions to switch to compact fluorescents, most of which are made overseas. seems the invention that thomas edison perfected 130 years ago is flickering and fading. >> this is edison's private experimental room, one of the things he was working on a lot in the late 1880s and early 1890s were ways of improving the electric lamp. >> reporter: paul israel says the great inventor would be torn about the change. >> on the one hand, he would have been disappointed. on the other hand, one of the things he was very interested in was were there more efficient ways to generate electricity. so he would have seen that as the future. >>reporter: the incandescent bulb might be edison's most important innovation. notorious for getting by ofew h few hours' sleep, he wanted to transform the world into a 24-hour culture by lighting up the night. but the old incande
this plant in winchester, virginia, its last u.s. factory producing plain old incandescent lightbulbs. new energy standards will ought but ban the bulbs. most of which are made overseas. seems the invention that thomoh edison perfected 130 years ago is flickering and fading. >> this is edison's private experimental room at the laboratory. one of the things he was working on a lot in the late 1880s and early 1890s were ways of improving the electric lamp. >> reporter: edison historian paul israel says the great inventor would be torn about the change. >> on the one hand, he would have been disappointed. on the other hand, edison was always somebody kind of looking forward. one of the things he was always very interested in was more efficient ways to generate electricity. so he would have seen that as the future. >> reporter: the incandescent bulb might be edison's most important innovation. notorious for getting by on a few hours' sleep, he wanted to transform the world into a 24-hour culture by lighting up the night. but the old incandescent bulb is inefficient. compact fluorescents use ne
this area was founded in 1609 by sailors trying to get to virginia, and they settled here. i can tell you from 1609 to present day they know how to handle these tropical systems. they were well prepared, they were willing to accept the damage from the tree, the roof damage and the shattered windows, blocked roadways. it goes with the territory, so to speak. some of the flooding that we had along the coastline is caused by some of the nine to 12-foot waves that pushed by the wind you're going to have that. that's water is now since receded which is good news. there are other issues in terms of the main causeway in bermuda. that's shut. the airport is closed. when the winds subside, what they will do is take a team of engineers out by the causeway and check fort structural damage. if it appears sound, they will open it back up. and hopefully thereafter the airport. >> reynolds wolf doing yeoman's service in bermuda. >>> sarah shourd who spent more than a year in prison is back on u.s. soul but her heart is in iran. >> her fiance and friend are being held accused by the iranian government of
, we'll see how we're doing on the beltway of virginia. the inner loop still jammed from springfield around the bend toward 66, although it looks a lile bit better. pat. >> thank you, jerry. a reminder, yocan get all >>> from nbc new, this is a special numbers education, live from studio 1 a in rockefeller plaza. >> i just want to say -- >> that's why we call it fundy, ptember 20th. >> she gets 36-24-36 -- >> if only that wer true. >> i get 46. >> well, i'm about to make it up to you, because, yes, we're bowing to tell you special numbers today. it's a special edition of the "today" show. we went without makeup a few months ago, just to be -- i don't know why did that. i sorrye did that. but today we are going to reveal as most of you know our ages. we are what we are. >> the idea is, you are -- >> you can e about it and you know who you are, but the truth is, i am 57 and a month already. >> 'you just turned 26 early in august. >> later -- how do you feel wearing the button? it's one thing to say it out loud. it goes away and some people missed it. what do you think about wearing i
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